Thursday, 6th January 2011 

Everton manager David Moyes praised his players for being "brave" after seeing off Tottenham Hotspur 2-1 at Goodison Park last night. The Merseyside team have been struggling for form under Moyes, but their plans clicked against Spurs, and the three points were secured.

The often misfiring Louis Saha grabbed Everton’s first after just three minutes, but the lead did not last long with Spurs’ golden boy Rafael van der Vaart finding the net to level matters just eight minutes later. Both sides had more chances and the play was end-to-end at times, before Everton finally took advantage when Seamus Coleman scored what proved to be the winner after 75 minutes.

"I thought it was a really good team performance, the players were extra special tonight", said Moyes.

"We said to the players, be brave enough to get on the ball. It was a brilliant game and we made lots of opportunities, we matched Tottenham tonight and luckily enough, we got that one goal more."

The win moves Everton above bitter rivals Liverpool in the Premier League standings, with the Toffees having 25 points from 21 games.


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